One of the first treatments that Dr. Shannon Pye may recommend if you have periodontal disease is prophylaxis, or scaling and root planing. Scaling and root planing is highly effective in treating the more moderate forms of gum disease, especially when combined with antibiotic therapy. To learn how you can benefit from prophylaxis in Walterboro, South Carolina, we invite you to contact our office at 843-549-5913 and make your appointment with our caring dentist.